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This post would be much better with pictures

Well, the 2011 Oscars have come and gone, and I must say, I thought Sunday’s show was a little bit underwhelming.

Anne Hathaway tried but still felt pretty flat and James Franco, well, didn’t seem to be trying.  And as excited as I was that the King’s Speech got its dues, in reality, I thought almost all of the winners could have been predicted months ago.

Thankfully, we had a house full of friends to keep us otherwise entertained.  And with those friends came food – lots of lots of glorious filmic-themed food!

There were Chocolate Squirrels, a la Winter’s Bone

Strawberry Rhubarb Cheater’s Pie, from The Kids Are All Right

Seven Layer Dip (Inception)

Chocolate Mr. Potato Heads – with candy faces (Toy Story III)

(Severed) Hummus Hands (two of them, in fact, with varying lengths of tendon and bone sticking out of the wrist, because husband and wife couldn’t decide between Winter’s Bone and 127 Hours)

Black Swan Cupcakes (white cake with chocolate ganache filling and topped with vanilla frosting and black sugar)

True Grits, which paired nicely with the Vegetarian True Grit Chili.

“Like” Cookies (seriously, they were shaped and painted as the facebook “like” and “thumbs up” buttons – Social Network)

Chicken and Seitan Wings (dismembered from the chicken (and seitan?), of course – 127 Hours)

I put together a candy buffet, with something from each of the best picture nominees – my favorite was the Chocolate with a Kick (three types of chocolate, three levels of kick – sea salt, ginger, and chili pepper), in honor of Inception.

And the winner, by a narrow margin, Inception Cake – a cheesecake with an ice cream cake inside.

I love my creative friends.

So what did the winner get for their efforts?

Their very own copy of Chocolat, of course.


15 responses to “This post would be much better with pictures

  1. Kari w/ Jogging with Fiction March 1, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I’m hungry just reading these descriptions. I want to try all of them. Also, what are chocolate squirrels?

  2. Mallory March 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Sounds like a really good time!! You have very creative friends!!

  3. Julie (A Case of the Runs) March 1, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Would have loved to see pictures, but boy are your friends creative! =)

  4. denise March 1, 2011 at 11:22 am

    i didn’t watch but i heard they were sort of boring this year. i’m glad you still had fun w/ your friends and everyone got creative!!

  5. Angela Kidd March 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Okay, I’m still sick. While normally I would be drooling over that menu and impressed with the creativity, I, in fact, feel the need to go barf.

  6. Heather Eats Almond Butter March 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Oh my gosh – so fun and so creative. Would have loved to have been there Abby, especially for a big piece of that Inception Cake. 😉

  7. amanda@runninghood March 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Abby, in response to your comment, I think you should totally do a post called You Might Be A Running Blogger if…..That would be fun! This sounds like fun…the eating of all the yummy stuff would be the best part!

  8. Kim (Book Worm Runs) March 1, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Love it!!! You have some creative friends there 😉 I, too, was a bit underwhelmed this year. Ah, well, there is always next year 🙂

  9. Natalie March 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    glad you kept up with your traditional party… I only watched a little bit.. but I thought of you!

  10. the dawn March 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    man oh man i’m so sad that i missed it! seriously, i missed everything. like the whole show. not sure what i was doing….probably writing a stupid math test. i need to get a life…

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